Sports bras make sense as fitness-tracking devices
Most women wear sports bras when working out, so it makes sense to think about building a fitness tracker directly into one. A company called Vitali is doing something similar: It’s working on a connected sports bra, but it isn’t for tracking fitness. Instead, it’s designed for stress management.
The Vitali measures posture, heart rate variability, and breathing, and it’ll gently vibrate to prompt wearers to take a breath when it senses sign of stress, like an increased heartrate or when you’re slouching. Vitali says poor posture makes it difficult to breathe deeply and that heart rate variability indicates stress, but it’s unclear how effective this information would actually be for stress relief.
The product’s processor and sensors,…